Joe Biden will be in Tampa during RNC

Joe Biden is headed to Florida. (AP)

The vice president will be rallying supporters in Tampa on Monday, Aug. 27 — during the Republican National Convention,  according to a Democratic source.

Update: The White House has released a brief advisory on Biden's Florida trip: "Next week, on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events."

Sending one of the candidates on the ballot to the rival party's convention site is an unprecedented move; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has promised to respond in kind.

"I'm a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back," he told BuzzFeed.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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